Today is about playing and remembering to have fun and laugh at yourself just a little bit. My altered art journal entries are full of whimsical, downright silly birds. They make me smile and I’m having fun painting drawing and adding them into my journal. They are my reminder to myself that it’s important to have a little fun mixed in with all the seriousness of life. Take time for a good belly laugh today!
Today’s tip is a little outside the box, which is the point! I’m taking my own advice and making a small change to something I do often. Of course I didn’t come up with the idea, but it’s worth sharing. I’m reading a lot about habits and creativity and getting things done. Much of the ideas end up in my altered art journal and the habits I’m creating in my studio. If you try this, let me know what you change and if it was a jump-start to your creativity!
Traveling while art journaling can be fun! Pick some of your favorite portable supplies, throw them in a bag and make art while you travel.
It’s time to add some pockets to your altered art journals! If you’d like step-by-step directions, download from this link. http://bit.ly/pocketplay
Welcome to my first tip from my studio. Hope you enjoy the tip today. Who else out there likes pens?
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It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for an art tip! Today’s tip is simple, but powerful. Whether I’m painting on a canvas, working in my art journal, or sketching out a piece of jewelry; I like to remember what colors I use by creating a paint reference card. Sometimes it’s because I never want to use that combination again, but most often it’s to remember what created a certain effect. In addition to my studio log, I use blank index cards to keep track of the paints on each piece. These cards provide a quick, visual reference for future work. Where to store them depends on your organizational style. I…